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DAY to DAY Challenge

by Jackie Snape

Many disabled people face day to day challenges; our aim at Disability Action Yorkshire is to provide the services that enable disabled people to live the lifestyle that they choose.

We have recognised that there is a lack of high quality holiday accommodation that is fully accessible to disabled people, denying them, and hence their families or friends from enjoying an inclusive holiday.  We have recently purchased our first holiday home and spent in excess of £50,000 on facilities and equipment to make it fully accessible.  To help fund this project we are undertaking our own DAY to DAY Challenge.

On 30 June 2012 the Chair of our Board of Trustees, Martyn Weller, who is himself disabled, is travelling form our Head Office in Harroagte, Yorkshire to our holiday home in Louth, Lincolnshire in 24hrs on a mobility scooter!

It is 125 miles DAY to DAY so he must average 5.2mph, but his scooter is flat out at just 8mph and he is only permitted to use footpaths, pedestrian routes or minor roads.

Please support Martyn by sponsoring him – you can make a donation on line at http://uk.virginmomeygiving.com/DAYtoDAYChallenge

Follow Martyn’s progress on Twitter @2012DAytoDAY or our Facebook page.

For further details on the Holiday Lodge go to www.disabilityholidaysuk.org.uk

 

 

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